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Why I took a break from acting – Actor Chidi Mokeme

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Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme, has revealed what kept him out of the movie industry for so long before his recent project, ‘Shanty Town’.

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The actor in a recent interview with the Channels Television revealed how he was diagnosed with a disease and that had prevented him from appearing on screens.

He said he was diagnosed with Bell Palsy, a disease/infection that looks like a stroke. It affects a side of the face.

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According to him, he was just rounding up a project when he became ill with the muscle disease.

He said the doctor said the disease can be incurable but he made it.

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Chidi said, “I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76. Before that when we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip for British International Film Festival.

“I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy. I just heard it for the first time.

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“t comes like a stroke and affects one side of your face. And this was something the doctor said was incurable. They didn’t know what caused it and how to treat it.

“As an actor you can imagine what I was going through.”

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His role as Scar in the Netflix series ‘Shanty Town’ has been making waves since its release. He was the drug lord who was also into the prostitution business. A ruthless leader with no mercy and forgiveness.

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